Size of water line to Drake toilet/

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by bg, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. bg

    bg Member

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    Will I be able to use a 3/8" braided supply line for this new
    Drake I just received ? It's the base elongated model CST744S.

    Thanks for any info.
    bg
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2008
  2. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    absolutely
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    supply line

    It makes no difference what kind, or size, supply line you use. That water only refills the tank. The water IN the tank does the flushing, not the water coming through the supply line.
  4. Terry

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    Just make sure you don't use a Watts FloodSafe supply.
    The Watts FloodSafe will shut its self off before the tank fills.

    [​IMG]
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  5. Gary Swart

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    And, since you only use 1.6 gallons or less to refill the tank, a 3/8" line will still fill the tank quickly.
  6. Redwood

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    I have seen homes flooded because a Watts Floodsafe broke!:mad:
    Bad News!
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  7. bg

    bg Member

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    Thanks all. I guess you can tell I'm pretty new to this toilet
    business. I ended up getting one of these. I hope it'll do.
    The shutoff is a floor mount. I screwed up when I ordered
    the Drake toilet. I thought I had ordered the SL version
    which is a 16.5 height bowl. I ended up with the S version
    which is 14 5/8". To send it back is too cost restrictive for
    me right now. Is this 20" going to be too long ? I bought
    it think I was getting the 16.5 version bowl at the time..

    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=25114-104-BKSPCT20614C&lpage=none

    I promise I'll learn this stuff if you folks don't mind helping.
    I grateful for the info...:)
    bg
  8. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    supply

    They are never "too long" but they can be "too short". Just loop it before it connects to the tank.
  9. bg

    bg Member

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    Thanks for the reply. I appreciate it..
    bg
  10. Gary Swart

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    If you really want the ADA model, you could probably sell the one you have for close to what you paid for it. ADA height is great for any one getting to an age where the knees don't life as well as before and for anyone of medium height like 5'8" and up. Kids and petite folks would probably prefer the standard size.
  11. bg

    bg Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion. Will consider it.
    bg
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